I haven't been able to find the brain needed to blog for quite a while now. Personal posts when I have the time,sure. Comment on the great wide world? I've had very little inspiration. And today I am doing an obituary,which is sad.Oliver Postgate
isn't a name I'd instantly recognise, but anybody who had a British childhood in the past 50 years will be familiar with his work. He was the co-creator, writer and vocal talent behind a number of classic TV Shows, including Ivor the Engine
, The Clangers
and my (and the country's) all-time favourite Bagpuss
. He passed away at his nursing home last night.
He had one of those voices that just makes you comfortable. Warm, friendly, and just exactly like a Worther's Original ad - a fictional TV grandfather to read you stories that would stay with you forever. Bagpuss and the Clangers are still favourites of our generation - the generation that will constantly look back on our childhood as something to be preserved. Luckily they're available on DVD and often repeated, else the children that followed us really would just have the Teletubbies, and that would be tragic.